Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Rainbow Conservation Camp Storage Shed Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
This project proposes the placement of two (2) new 18-foot-wide by 24-foot-long prefabricated "Tough Shed" storage buildings separated by a 24-foot concrete pad at the existing CAL FIRE Rainbow Conservation Camp. Completed project dimensions are 24-feet by 60-feet. Foundations for the storage buildings will require two poured 6-inch-thick concrete slabs with 12-inch by 12-inch concrete footings. A final 6-inch-thick slab will be poured between the two storage building foundations for additional equipment storage. Implementation of this project will require minor leveling of the proposed area and excavation of footings with any spoils to be terraced into adjacent areas (approximately 6 cubic yards), placement of form boards and re-enforcing steel, placement of approximately 31 cubic yards of transit mix concrete. Necessary utility connections to these new buildings will require excavation of a 211-foot-long by 18-inch deep trench from the existing mechanics building electrical panel to the new storage buildings, placement of a 1-inch electrical conduit and back-fill, compaction and leveling of trenches.
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This project is contained within the descriptions of two Categorical Exemptions listed in the CEQA Guidelines: Class 1 pertaining to repair of existing facilities, and Class 4 pertaining to minor alterations to land. After completing an environmental analysis, the Department has determined this project will have no significant impact on the environment. This determination is based on field assessments, a CNDDB search, greenhouse gas emission calculations, and archaeological review completed by CAL FIRE Archaeological staff. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is retained on file at CAL FIRE MVU Headquarters in El Cajon.